A pedestrian in his late teens has died after a road incident involving a van in Co Laois this morning.

The collision happened at around 7.30am on the N80 at Clonsoghey.

The pedestrian was taken to Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise, where he later died from his injuries.

A post-mortem examination will take place at a later date, said gardaí.

The driver of the van was uninjured.

An examination of the scene by forensic collision investigators is currently taking place, and the road is closed.

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They are particularly appealing to any road users who were travelling on the road at the time with camera footage to make this available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 867 4100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.